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barroso now condemning libya's attacks on u.s. diplomats. >>> okay. to guard against the economic downturn, one of japan's major trading houses has a new ingredient called pineapple. this story from the nikkei. >> hi. main trading house in talks with dole so buy their packaged food operations such as canned fruit and fruit juices. also set to pick about up the green grocery business in asia. the total deal is to cost around $1.7 billion. these yunt yunt units made upf their sales in 2011. but they are restructuring efforts since falling in the red back in 2010. the two companies want to reach a deal by the end of this month. they plan to take over operations by the end of the current fiscal year ending march. itachu is hoping there will be healthy appetites for the fruits and juices and planning to use the dole brand to sell fruits and vegetables made in japan helping farmers expand their businesses overseas. that's all from the nikkei business report. back to you. >> thanks very much. >>> thai bev with a key vote. thai beverage vote in a fort night. >>> still to cork asian suppliers giv
of protests. in libya, christopher stevens and three of his staff were killed in an attack on wednesday. newly elected government has announced that four arrests have been made after the deaths. joining us for more is david hartwell. david, good to see you. thanks for joining us. how serious is the escalation this week? >> it's quite difficult to gauge. the libya example clearly is some degree of confusion over whether the attack on the embassy was an al qaeda inspired attack using the protests ever the film as a cuover. but there is widespread anger across the middle east that the film goes toward the prophet muhamm muhammad. if you've actually seen the film, it's quite difficult to watch with a sort of an eye which it's arrest tis technically poor and quite tragic that something so bad and so deliberately designed to inflame tensions has done exactly that. >> david, it has inflamed tensions and in your view, just how significant is the violence? how much further could this go? >> i tend to take the view that it may well be sort of a brief but very, very intense outpouring of anger in much th
this morning. the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other embassy staff were killed in a rocket attack on tuesday in the libyan city of benghazi, this according to a libyan official reported by reuters. it was not clear if the ambassador was in his car or the libyan consulate when the attack occurred. the libyan ambassador and three staff members were killed when gunmen fired rockets at them. this is what a top official in benghazi has told reuters this morning, the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other embassy staff killed tuesday in a rocket attack. >>> meanwhile, the fed begins a two-day meeting today with a decision expected thursday, 12:30 p.m. eastern in. the wake of last week's disappointing u.s. jobs report, speculation has grown the fed might announce qe3 at this meeting. will include 2015 for the first time. ben bernanke will hold a news conference at 2:15 p.m. on thursday. you can see that right here on cnbc. meanwhile, still with us is the chief international economist at ing who has gone to new york, but is keeping european hours just for us. thanks for that. so your vi
killing of the u.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens. it was sparked by an amateur film posted on youtube. the evacuation order is a precautionary measure. >>> a guilty plea is expected from the man accused of defrauding customers of $200 million. he will appear before a judge in iowa this afternoon in exchange for a guilty plea, he'll be freed on bail until his sentencing. he faces up to 50 years in prison. >> and another day without school for students in chicago. teachers are extending the strike that began last week after union leaders failed to come to a deal over the weekend. at issue are contract negotiations including teacher evaluations, merit pay and job security. the strike affects some 350,000 children in the country's third biggest school system. >>> and no signs of progress in the nhl lockout. this is the second work stoppage for professional hockey players in less than a decade. the move will likely push back the sports season scheduled to begin on october 11th. >> and mcdonald's will begin posting calorie counts in all of its menus today. this comes as part of america's ne
yesterday. he also paid tribute to christopher stevens, the u.s. ambassador to libya who was killed during recent protest. in his last major foreign policy address before the upcoming election, obama also reiterated his desire to find a diplomatic solution with iran, but warned that time was running out. usef joins us from iran now. as we can expect to hear from ahmadinejad later today, what might he -- are we going hear any change in rhetoric from the past? how much will the world's attention be focused on this moment? >> well, kelly, you're right. president mahmood ahmadinejad's speech is expected for later today. it comes actually quite at an interesting time because it would be the hollywoodiest dies jewish calendar. of course, obama's speech comes at a time when the united states is facing a very difficult situation in the middle east. we saw the ongoing protests, and of course, anti-u.s. sentiment is at relatively high in terms of its historical sort of context. but again, peace is hard is what obama made very clear in his speech. a warning shot to the remaining dictators in the regi
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